Australia Day protests against the anti-bikie laws in Queensland are going global.
Protests will be held in London, Dublin and San Francisco, California.
The British Bikers Protest starts at the Ecuadorian embassy, to highlight the plight of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, then moves to Australia House to protest the Newman government’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Act.
In Dublin, riders will protest the rights to associate with a breakfast in Furry Park, followed by an assembly at the Australian Embassy at noon.
In California, the World Wide Australian Embassy/Consulate Protest Against VLAD Facebook page has organised a protest at the Australian Consulate in San Francisco on Sunday.
Social media has called for protests at “every Australian embassy and consulate” in every country.
Motorcycle USA online magazine says the San Francisco protest will have “no organized pack ride, no parade, no speeches, no amplified sound, avoiding the need for city permits”.
Instead, people will “assemble in front of the building, hold signs, occupying half of the public sidewalk closest to the street and avoid blocking pedestrian traffic”.
Let’s see if we can’t drum up similar support for Australian clubs because if the Queensland government is successful in its prosecution of bikers, there’s no telling who might adopt similar laws next.
Motorcycle USA blogger Bryan Harley says anti-association laws have also been passed in the US.
“Think things like this don’t happen in America. Think again. Look at what happened to the Mongols. After a multi-state sweep by the ATF and Department of Justice called “Operation Black Rain” in 2008, “US District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper granted an injunction that prohibits club members, their family members and associates from wearing, licensing, selling, or distributing the logo, which typically depicts the profile of a Mongolian warrior wearing sunglasses, because according to the police, they use the logo and names as an identity and as a form of intimidation to fulfil their goals.”
“Let’s see if we can’t drum up similar support for Australian clubs because if the Queensland government is successful in its prosecution of bikers, there’s no telling who might adopt similar laws next.
“Did you know… that our own government assisted the Queensland government by providing intelligence on US based motorcycle clubs?
“The whole world is watching how things unfold in Queensland. As a global, unified motorcycle community of bikers, we cannot sit on the sidelines.”
Meanwhile Freedom Australia rides and rallies will be held in several Australian cities on Sunday with Eureka Rising rides from several cities heading to Federal Parliament in Canberra to demand an Australian Bill of Rights.